Charlotte is ready for the DNC

Charlotte kicks of the Democratic National Convention with a party, CarolinaFest.

Bicycle police officers line up outside the Charlotte Convention Center, where caucuses will meet and the media works for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Bicycle police officers line up outside the Charlotte Convention Center, where caucuses will meet and the media works for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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